Smog coined its origin from the words smoke and fog. For the past couple of years, Smog has been quite a problem for the Pakistani people in the winter months.
Increased Smog production is because of the several activities, including
- Increased combustion of coal
- Increased vehicular combustion of fuels
- Industrial discharge of pollutants
The AQI (Air quality index) ranks Pakistan as the second most polluted country globally, owing to the presence of Smog. Thus due to its severe state, Smog is a national crisis in Pakistan. The government has asked authorities to take immediate actions to prevent Smog’s effects on human health. Furthermore, the government also encourages the general public to take precautions.
Necessary Precautions against National Smog Crisis
The crisis is already upon us, and we cannot prevent it with a single jerk of action. Thus, it becomes the duty of the general public to protect themselves from the unhealthy effects of Smog.
The precautions include,
- Windows should be kept open to prevent the concentration of polluted air within the home.
- The public should avoid unnecessary outdoor activities to limit exposure to harmful smog chemicals.
- Industries should pass their smoke through necessary fixation and treatment before emitting it into the air.
- People can also reduce their contribution to Smog production by driving less.
- Those sensitive, such as asthmatic patients, should be more conscious.